12 Days of Christmas Cookies
These Cranberry Thumbprint Cookies are a buttery shortbread cookie dough filled with a Moscato cranberry jam and baked to soft, tender perfection. The dough tastes like Walker’s shortbread but is chewy and soft instead of crumbly.
I got this recipe on a family vacation in Napa! During the wine tasting at Robert Mondavi they had these little cookies on the table and I was so enamored that I saved the recipe for almost 4 years.
Apparently I don’t know what 1 ¼ inches looks like so my cookies are a bit on the chubby side, but they still taste wonderful. When I make them again, I will make them smaller because then you would get a bit of jam in every bite.
This recipe does require a homemade jam. You could use store-bought but then you wouldn’t get to booze it up.
When you sink your teeth into this cookie you get a mouthful of tender sugar cookie and a little bit of tart cranberry jam. The perfect balance of flavors.
The rich butter cookie is enrobed in sugar, so it has a little crunch on the outside.
I mean is there anything better?
These are another refrigerator log cookie, so you can bake off as many or as few as you choose. I am really loving these log cookies. They are so fast. Make dough, roll into log, chill and then slice and bake.
Really, where have these been all my life?
Rolling cookies into balls is overrated.
These Cranberry Thumbprint Cookies are for the seventh day of my 12 Days of Christmas Cookies! You won’t want to miss the Cranberry Cinnamon Jam Bars, Rum Refrigerator Cookies, or Cardamom Walnut Snowballs, Spiced Crinkle Cookies, Coconut Peppermint Pretzel Bark, Old Fashioned Date Pinwheels!!
More Cookies to make the season bright!